Toast To Vino Rosso: Colt Out Of Secret Ingredient Has ‘Plenty Of Leg On Him’

Throughout the breeding season, the Paulick Report will be sharing photos of foals from the first crop of Spendthrift Farm‘s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso in the “Toast to Vino Rosso” series.

This week, we’ve got firsts for both the sire and the dam – a colt from the debut crop of Vino Rosso, out of the Congrats mare Secret Ingredient, who is herself a first-time broodmare.

The colt was born on Feb. 1, bred Kentucky by Siena Farm. His second dam is the Grade 1 winner My Trusty Cat, and the extended family also includes Grade 3-placed runners Entrustment and Tapitry.

“He’s put plenty of leg on him,” said Siena Farm general manager Ignacio “Nacho” Patino. “The mare’s not a big mare, kind of medium-sized, so we wanted to put some leg on the mare, and the stallion did the job.”

Patino said the success breeders have had crossing Curlin with the A.P. Indy line was an appealing factor when deciding the mating that produced the colt. Vino Rosso is a son of Curlin, while A.P. Indy is Secret Ingredient’s paternal grandfather through her sire, Congrats.

Siena Farm has first-hand experience with the Curlin/A.P. Indy cross through Point of Honor. The Grade 2 winner is out of a Bernardini mare, putting A.P. Indy sire line in the same spot in the pedigree on the bottom side.

“This colt has a lot of those qualities,” Patino said, comparing the Vino Rosso colt with Point of Honor at this stage in their development. “They have the same length and muscling. They both have a lot of class.”

Vino Rosso, a 6-year-old son of Curlin, stands at Spendthrift Farm for an advertised fee of $25,000.

Vino Rosso won won six of 15 starts and earned $4,803,125 on the racetrack. In addition to his signature Breeders’ Cup Classic score, the stallion picked up victories in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes, and the G2 Wood Memorial Stakes.

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